Tournament report Dortmunder Dango 2019 - In detail review of my games - OR - The importance of a game plan! ¶
By: GoDave89 on Oct. 22, 2019, 6:57 p.m.
Hello again. I just played another tournament last weekend, and although not quite as successful for me compared to the last one, I still hit a milestone and learned a few valuable lessons from it. (Besides experience, I also did gain some more rating points, bringing me closer to next years goal of making 4d egf officially).
The most important one (see title) was probably to see how much difference it makes to have an actual game plan vs. just playing moves that.. "feel right?".... I guess??... probably not even that?... :D
Anyway, I didn't have the best condition, as I had only slept little the night before (for some reason I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't fall asleep anymore). So my expectations weren't exactly high going into the tournament. But I still managed to shake myself to a status of 'focused enough' for my first round.
It was the same opponent I faced in round 4 of Bochum. This time the game had a bit more fight in it and I got myself into trouble a few times by choosing the wrong direction, but ultimately, it came down to my opponent letting me off the hook and playing too passive overall once again.
Overall, I wasn't too pleased with my game. But it did not demotivate me. On the contrary, the next game being against the strongest opponent (a 5d) in the tournament made me want to play the best game I could. Stay tuned to see how a game plan changes everything!
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